This paper was presented by Fiona Dempster at the inaugural Association of Book Crafts conference, themed Inside/Outside: A Case for the Book, held at the Auckland University of Technology campus in Auckland, 24-26 October 2014. Her collaborator, Susan Bowers, was sitting in the audience.
This account of the Codex Australia Book Fair was written soon after the March 2014 Codex Australia Symposium and Book Fair. By October 2014 Codex Australia was wound down, and no longer exists. Many articles that were on the Codex website are now on Pretext. Pretext would like to thank Codex Australia for their invaluable activities whilst operational.
The Impact 8 printmaking conference, hosted by The University of Dundee in Scotland in 2013, was themed ‘Borders and Crossings: The Artist as Explorer’. Sarah Bowen attended and spoke about the Book Art Object project.
My own journey into the world of artists’ books started as a way to add something to my work. I trained as a printmaker and I love printmaking, but I have found myself frustrated by the “flatland” of a two-dimensional work hung on a wall. Read more